15 Signs You Might Live In the Hood

September 3, 2014  |  
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Whether your realtor calls your neighborhood “Urban Adjacent” or “Up And Coming” if you see any of these signs it’s more commonly known as “The Hood.”

These Are Your Storage Containers

It’s where you keep batteries, hair supplies, pens and really everything but Crown Royal.

Your Neighbor’s Car Looks Like This

At least until the neighborhood mechanic gets done working his day job and saves you hundreds of dollars and a trip to a certified mechanic’s.

Your Corner Store Sells These

And you know the man behind the counter so well that you can ask him to stock anything else you need — and sometimes he’ll even do it.

You’re Creative In The Kitchen

So you’re mom’s always like why order pizza when we can make it at home?

You Didn’t See Name Brands All Labor Day Weekend

But that’s cool because you sort of like the store brands better.

No One Uses Their Real Name

And the neighborhood kids start school just a little bit confused.

This Is Your Sleeping Situation

And when it’s not murdering your shins, it’s telling on you with late-night squeaking.

There Are A Lot of Neighborhood Dogs

And people aren’t always great at keeping tabs on them.

You’re Developing An Appreciation for New Cultures

Even if that cultural appreciation happens at all hours of the day and night.

You Have Unique Fashion Sensibilities

Who needs name brands when you have Sharpies, five to a pack t-shirts and a little bit of imagination?

Your Swimming Pool Is Highly Portable

But you don’t care because you’re cooling down on a hot summer day.

People Have Their Priorities In Order

OK, maybe not always but they look good doing it.

Ranch Dressing Is A Food Group

And it goes on absolutely everything because it’s delicious.

You Have DIY Dishwear

Who needs to buy bowls when you have old Country Crock containers?

Sometimes Things Get A Little Too Real

And you’re all waiting for your own version of #itgetsbetter.

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